Applications are currently being invited from scholars who are working in the field of African Studies for the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence Fellowships in the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies.
This Program aims to reconfigure African Studies at the conceptual and the structural levels. If selected, fellows are expected to collaborate with Bayreuth-based scholars, especially by creating synergies with one of the cluster’s six Research Sections, which includes; Moralities, Knowledge, Mobilities, Arts & Aesthetics, Affiliations, and Learning. Fellows also have the opportunity to team up with others in research groups for joint work on common research interests, and are encouraged to publish results of their work in one of the cluster’s outlets.
To apply, go through the requirement section, check for your eligibility and scroll down to the method of application and apply.Table of Content
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Fellows will be given office space and access to the excellent Africana library resources at the University of Bayreuth. In terms of remuneration, fellowships include travel subsidies and monthly stipends. For long-term fellows, the fellowship may come in form of a grant to be used for a “teaching buyout” at the fellow’s home institution.
A. Living Allowance (reimbursement of living expenses):
B. Travel Cost (reimbursement of travel expenses, against receipt):
C. Mobility Allowance (compensation for additional mobility costs, if applicable):
Scholars with a PhD and proven track record in the study of Africa are eligible to apply. They may come from Germany or abroad, and from any discipline in the humanities and the sci- ences. Africa-based scholars are encouraged to apply. During the fellow- ship period, residence at the University of Bayreuth is mandatory.
If you are you be interested in applying, please begin by reading the information about the Cluster’s theoretical and thematic agendas available at www.africamultiple.uni-bayreuth.de. All proposals must demonstrate your commitment to the Cluster’s aims and objectives and detail the proposed contribution to one of the Cluster’s Research Sections. The application process is facilitated through an online form that also allows you to upload the required documents
Please note that you have to complete and submit the application form in its entirety; the system does not allow you to save your data and return to the form later. We therefore recommend that you prepare all items required for your application before starting to fill the form.
For further information and questions, please contact the coordinator of the BA, Robert Debusmann: [email protected]
For more details, visit University of Bayreuth website